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  • Internal Memo: ESPN Forbids Discussion Of Chinese Politics When Discussing Daryl Morey's [tr]

    10/08/2019 3:06:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Deadspin ^ | October 8, 2019 | Laura Wagner
    If you watched ESPN yesterday, you saw the network repeatedly attempt to grapple with the story of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey creating an international incident after tweeting and then deleting his support for pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. You heard talking head after talking head castigate Morey for sending the tweet, speculation over whether he’d keep his job, speculation about the sincerity of his convictions, discussions about what this meant for the Rockets’ bottom line, the observation that it’s unreasonable to expect for-profit companies like the NBA to act morally, and the non-take that cowing to China is...
  • Out of space: Star Wars Resistance has gay characters, Disney says

    10/01/2019 7:27:04 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 1, 2019 | Stephanie Convery
    The animated children’s series Star Wars Resistance may not be the most popular thread of the long-running franchise, but it’s the first in the universe to harbour two gay characters. Disney producers confirmed on Monday what fans had already surmised, that two characters in the series, Orka and Flix – voiced by Jim Rash and Bobby Moynihan respectively – were a queer couple. Executive producers Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge, and Brandon Auman spoke to the podcast Coffee With Kenobi ahead of the launch of the series’ second season. “I think it’s safe to say they’re an item,” Ridge said when...

    09/09/2019 6:52:39 PM PDT · by be-baw · 40 replies
    Cosmic Book News ^ | September 8, 2019 | Matt McGloin
    Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige have taken a drastic and different approach to the MCU when they released Captain Marvel and cast Brie Larson, as the films no longer care about telling a quality story, but instead, only care about pushing a politically correct agenda. That agenda came to a full realisation with the announcement of Marvel's Phase 4 plans at the recent San Diego Comic-Con which includes Black Widow, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Eternals, Shang-Chi, WandaVision, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Loki, What If?, Hawkeye, Thor: Love and Thunder, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight....
  • Former Walt Disney vice president sentenced in child sex abuse investigation

    09/04/2019 7:04:31 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 7 replies
    insidethemagic ^ | June 18, 2019 | Sean Sposato
    Former vice president of Walt Disney Pictures and Television, Michael Laney, 73, has been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison following a child sex abuse investigation. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said Laney was sentenced on Friday to 81 months in prison after being found guilty for four counts of first-degree sexual abuse on May 7. In addition to Laney’s prison sentence, the former VP also has to register as a sex offender. According to WTKR, the evidence presented during Laney’s trial showed that in March 2018, a young girl disclosed she had been sexually abused by...
  • Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ Will Introduce the MCU’s First Openly Gay Character

    08/27/2019 12:07:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Entertainment Tonight ^ | August 27, 2019 | Scott Baumgartner‍
    The upcoming Marvel film, The Eternals, is going to include the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first openly gay character. Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, confirmed the news during a recent interview with Good Morning America while not clarifying which character it's going to be. "He's married, he's got a family, and that is just part of who he is," Feige states in a segment of the interview, which was shared online.
  • STAR WARS 9 Official Trailer #2 (2019) The Rise Of Skywalker Movie HD

    08/26/2019 8:03:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 26, 2019 | Staff
    STAR WARS 9 Official Trailer #2 (2019) The Rise Of Skywalker Movie HD
  • The MCU’s First Gay Superhero Will Be Married With A Family

    08/25/2019 6:57:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    We Got This Covered ^ | August 25, 2019 | Christian Bone
    Something we’ve known for a while about The Eternals is that it’ll introduce the MCU’s first ever openly gay hero. We’re not sure which of the movie’s starry ensemble will take that role, but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has now shared some fresh details about the mystery character, saying the following: “The Eternals will feature Marvel’s first openly gay character. He’s married and has a family and it’s part of who he is.” The full ensemble for The Eternals was revealed at D23 yesterday and we now know that Angelina Jolie is Thena, Richard Madden is Ikaris, Salma Hayek...
  • Hong Kong Protests: Walt Disney Company Caught In The Middle of Conflict

    08/20/2019 12:34:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/20/2019 | Karen Townsend
    Who knew the Walt Disney Company would be pulled into the protests in Hong Kong? The controversy involves a member of the Disney Princesses franchise, or at least an actress set to play a live-action version of Disney’s beloved character Mulan. Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei is in hot water over a show of support for the Hong Kong police.Since March, millions have taken to the streets in Hong Kong in pro-democracy demonstrations. Sunday it was reported that 1.7 million marched in heavy rain as the threats from China’s military continue. What began as protests against legislation which would have...
  • Disney whistleblower told SEC the company inflated revenue for years

    08/20/2019 12:17:38 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | Aug 20, 2019 | FRANCINE MCKENNA
    A former Walt Disney Co. accountant says she has filed a series of whistleblower tips with the Securities and Exchange Commission alleging the company has materially overstated revenue for years. Sandra Kuba, formerly a senior financial analyst in Disney’s DIS, +0.29% revenue-operations department who worked for the company for 18 years, alleges that employees working in the parks-and-resorts business segment systematically overstated revenue by billions of dollars by exploiting weaknesses in the company’s accounting software. Kuba said she has met with officials from the SEC on several occasions to discuss the allegations. A spokeswoman for the SEC declined to comment....
  • Disney’s Mulan faces boycott calls after star Crystal Liu Yifei backs police in Hong Kong

    08/18/2019 5:47:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei has attracted support and brickbats online after voicing support for the Hong Kong police on social media this week amid the city’s anti-government protests. There were calls to boycott Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan , in which she has the title role. The hashtag #BoycottMulan was trending on Twitter on Friday, featuring in more than 21,000 posts. Liu’ s name featured in more than 16,000 posts. On Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, where she has 65.6 million followers, Liu shared a post by People’s Daily, the official newspaper of China’s Communist Party, with the quote “I...
  • Ewan McGregor Set To Return As Obi-Wan Kenobi In Disney+ Series

    08/15/2019 5:13:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 15, 2019 | Dino-Ray Ramos, Geoff Boucher
    Ewan McGregor is picking up his lightsaber again. The 48-year-old Scottish actor will reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a yet-to-be-titled Disney+ series, Deadline has confirmed. Details about the series following the Jedi master are being kept under wraps. McGregor played the younger version of the wise but irascible Star Wars icon in the three prequel films: The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005). McGregor also revisited the role to make a voice-only cameo in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Alec Guinness introduced the role of Ben “Obi-Wan” Kenobi...
  • America's Wokest Companies, And What They're Paying Their CEOs

    08/09/2019 11:41:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | August 10, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    Several of the largest, most well known corporations in America also happen to be some of the most left-leaning. Indeed, in today’s hyper-partisan political era, intensified and arguably defined by the election and administration of President Donald Trump, left-wingers in positions of corporate power have used their leverage and political leanings to effectively add a whole new term to America’s political lingo - Woke Capitalism.Under the Woke Capitalist model, companies aren’t just producing and selling a product to create shareholder wealth and provide for employee livelihoods, they are also assuming the mantle of social justice, or fairness and equality as...
  • Disney Is Trying to Remake 'Home Alone' and Must Be Stopped

    08/07/2019 12:11:17 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 92 replies
    Vice ^ | August 7, 2019 | Drew Schwartz
    After morphing Timon and Pumbaa into terrifying hellbeasts for the new Lion King and turning Genie into a blue Will Smith-ian monstrosity for 2019's Aladdin, Disney is continuing its unceasing, ruthless quest to ruin our childhood memories with yet another attack: Those monsters are going to remake Home Alone. According to CNN, Disney's CEO Bob Iger announced this affront against common decency on Tuesday, telling investors in an email that the company would be raising Home Alone from the dead for its new streaming service, Disney+. There's no word on who might star, or what the "reimagining" will look like,...
  • ABC President Says Georgia’s Heartbeat Bill Is Still an ‘Open Issue’ for the Network

    08/05/2019 4:25:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Fortune ^ | AUG 5, 2019 | Stacey Wilson Hunt
    One day after CW president Mark Pedowitz addressed whether his network would cease filming of signature series like Black Lightning in Georgia, ABC’s president of entertainment Karey Burke found herself in the hot seat. “It’s an open issue,” said Burke of whether ABC would film in the state after controversial legislation passed in May that would restrict a woman’s access to abortion about six weeks into pregnancy. “This law is being challenged right now in the courts. We will just wait to see what’s decided and make a decision.” Burke fielded questions at the Television Critics’ Association press tour about...
  • Disney Smashes Own Global Box Office Record

    07/28/2019 1:53:48 PM PDT · by be-baw · 14 replies
    Variety ^ | July 28, 2019 | Rebecca Rubin
    Disney hit a major box office milestone, crossing the all-time record for global ticket sales for a single studio. After this weekend, the company has surpassed $7.67 billion worldwide, smashing the benchmark previously set by Disney in 2016 with $7.61 billion. ... Already, the company holds five of the top six biggest films of the year globally with “Avengers: Endgame” ($2.79 billion), “Captain Marvel” ($1.1 billion), “Aladdin” ($1 billion), “The Lion King” ($962 million) and “Toy Story 4” ($917 million). Three of its movies have already crossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, and “The Lion King” and “Toy...
  • Dish Cuts Off 22 Disney-Owned Regional Sports Networks

    07/27/2019 11:01:20 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 53 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 26, 2019 | Joe Flint
    Dish Network Corp. has stopped carrying 22 regional sports networks owned by the Walt Disney Co. as negotiations over a new distribution contract broke down. The channels, which went dark Friday morning on Dish and its direct-to-consumer streaming platform Sling, are the sports networks that Disney acquired in its $71.3 billion acquisition of the bulk of entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox earlier this year. Disney is in the process of selling 21 of the regional sports networks to Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. in a deal valued at more than $10 billion. The one other channel—New York’s YES Network, which...
  • Dan Le Batard will remain at ESPN after meeting with network boss following anti-Trump outburst

    07/25/2019 11:59:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 25,2019 | By Brian Flood
    ESPN host Dan Le Batard will remain at ESPN after meeting with ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro on Thursday following last week’s political outburst that violated company policy. Le Betard skipped his radio program, “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz," on Monday following a weekend of trying to persuade to soften his rule that politics should be avoided on the sports network. The Miami-based Le Batard missed Thursday show to meet face-to-face with the ESPN honcho and they decided he would remain at the network. Fox News has learned the talks went well and progress was made. Le Betard will...
  • Former Walt Disney VP Sentenced to Prison in Child Sex Abuse Investigation

    07/25/2019 12:20:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | on Jun 23, 2019 | by L.D. Nolan
    Former Walt Disney Company executive Michael Laney has been sentenced to 81 months in prison for four counts of first-degree sexual abuse involving a 7-year-old girl. According to WTKR, Laney, who is 73-years-old, "will have to register as a sex offender and pay a $4,000 fine." In 2017, the young girl told Washington state law enforcement that Laney abused her in 2009. The case was later given to the Portland Police Bureau, as the abuse was determined to have occured in that city. During its investigation, the PPB discovered other allegations of sexual abuse against Laney, with one person alleging...
  • Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie FINALLY confirmed as MCU's first LGBTQ hero [tr]

    07/22/2019 7:16:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 21, 2019 | Staff
    It appears that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally granting us with its first openly LGBTQ superhero. Although Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie has been considered to be bisexual, the character's sexuality has not yet been addressed in the films. Thompson and MCU president Kevin Feige seemed to confirm Saturday that she'll have a romantic interest in the upcoming fourth Thor film.
  • ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Passes ‘Avatar’ to Become Biggest Movie in History

    07/21/2019 8:30:45 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Variety ^ | June 20, 2019 | Rebecca Rubin
    After “Avatar’s” impressive 10-year reign as box office champion, “Avengers: Endgame” has officially dethroned James Cameron’s sci-fi epic to become the biggest movie of all time. On Saturday, Disney and Marvel’s blockbuster crossed $2.7892 billion at the global box office. Once weekend ticket sales are tallied, the tentpole will exceed the $500,000 needed to surpass “Avatar’s” $2.7897 billion benchmark. “Avengers: Endgame” has amassed $853 million at the domestic box office, making it the second-highest grossing movie in North America behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($936 million). Internationally, it collected a mighty $1.9 billion, boasting especially strong performances in China...